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  1. Strong Europe Tank Challenge 2018

    Actually as it appears, tanks of UA team were not completely refurbished at all because nobody bothered to pay factory for this. So manufacturer just added thermal sights, GPS receivers, some external stuff like ladders and applied new paint-job, but nothing more(while vehicles were stored for decade under open sky without proper preservation and maintenance).
  2. Virtual Reality support?

    Sooo... Can anybody explain to me, what is the point(read- real benefits) of VR support in AFV-centric simulation, not necessary Steel Beasts? Especially if things like optics and map views(actually primary views for armor simulation gameplay) and current VR technology limitations are taken in to consideration.
  3. History of US Tanks.

    Yup, and people are giving their money for this.
  4. History of US Tanks.

    Sorry, but this page from "CIA report" is actually not from real declassified "The soviet T-72 tank performance" report, which can be downloaded from CIA's FOIA reading room. Someone decided to fill "sanitized" pages with values from other different sources, and now sells his creation on Amazon. P.S. The real report: https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/document/0000498195 Just compare page 10- yes, there is a plenty of stuff deleted, but it is still very different
  5. History of US Tanks.

    Actually not. This presentation(more likely a draft version) was prepared by person who actually works for FMV and runs ointres.se website. His site contains final version of presentation, cleaned of the most of classified stuff, you can download it here: http://www.ointres.se/2012-11-08_OH_Arsenalen.pdf ...and if you download it and then take look on page 106, you will find sanitized down-scaled and unreadable version of the very same diagram.
  6. History of US Tanks.

    Well, speaking of RHA estimates or values obtained during ballistic test, they are almost useless in real life without exact data on threat munition, because current armor can be tailored to defeat very certain nomenclature or even particular models of ammo. Kind of brown magic...
  7. History of US Tanks.

    Diagram shows vehicle with some US-designed package, on following pages there are diagrams for ballistic test rigs, and some of them were probably composed of US-designed special armor and swedish add-on armor(assumption is based on photos)
  8. History of US Tanks.

    Ok, I`m backing off my statement about diagram being a fake. Source document was found, and I`d say it is more than weird if such information can freely float around. Edit: Damian, check in pdf properties who is an author/creator- its a well-known owner of ointres.se, so everything looks legit
  9. History of US Tanks.

    Well... This, actually, is easily verifiable. But nothing can explain images of binder holes on top of the picture
  10. History of US Tanks.

    1) Diagram is listed "Unclassified", and this is abnormal for any graphics or text specifying exact threat and protection values. 2) "Secret" stamp itself. Clearly photoshoped because faker forgot to clean-up some... Features . Anyway this is best quality fake I ever saw to this moment and I`m not going to make life of makers of such stuff easier(they are definitely reading this board).
  11. History of US Tanks.

    Look at classification markings of "document" and "diagram". Nothing pings?
  12. History of US Tanks.

    Obvious fake. Warthunder fanboys are making tons of them now.
  13. Steel Beasts: Content Wish List

    Well, problem is not with missile specs, I`d say. Its more about damage modelling and can not be resolved easy because of diverse selection of munitions represented in SB and the lack of certain information, not available in public domain.
  14. Digital vs analogue FCS

    ...and, back to original topic subject. Major advantages of digital electronics when it comes to systems for ground combat vehicles, are greater accuracy, size and weight reductions, energy savings. Most important in this list is greater accuracy, since digital circuits are less sensitive to minor deviations of supplied power.
  15. Digital vs analogue FCS

    Ekhhhmmm... Why people always confusing analog, e.g. electric systems with electro-mechanical or mechanical devices!?
  16. Real Life M1A1 TC, how do they do ?

    In terms of hardware they are very far from being the same, same applies to the rest of FCS. Just my personal observation.
  17. Any experts on the T34 (early models)?

    Speaking of panoramic device at loader's station on command tanks, it is not reliable ID feature, since regular "line" tanks had dummy installed sometimes(in order to conceal command vehicles).
  18. Any experts on the T34 (early models)?

    This depends from production batch. Some had observation periscope in the turret hatch cover, some had periscopic sight, some had both devices.
  19. Any experts on the T34 (early models)?

    Both, but AFAIK periscopic sight provided less accurate lay on target because of backlashes in traversing head and it's gear
  20. History of Soviet Tanks.

    Gun itself is balanced(within certain margin), but turret is not. Since gun barrel weight diminishes due wear with each round fired, gun balance should be checked periodically and adjusted by addition or removal of counterweights.
  21. Gunner and TC in LAV25, ASLAV and T-80/T-90

    LAV-25, T-80 and T-90 are not fully playable currently and their crew positions can not be accessed by human player, but this does not applies to ASLAV-25, which is fully-playable and is used by some mission makers as LAV-25 substitute.
  22. Calling artillery

    ...Also a number of available priority and FASCAM missions is always limited by scenario designer
  23. Well, comparing SB and WT is like comparing apples and oranges. DM of each product meets specific needs dictated by market, target audience and software limitations. No, WT DM is not more advanced or realistic when it comes to simulation of terminal effects of munitions and variety of possible damages to vehicles systems. Yes, WT damage model is definitely more spectacular and entertaining; features like "kill cam" or visualization of armor thickness can lead to not so correct conclusions.
  24. ITEC 2017 Rotterdam.

    United States, if I'm not mistaken...
  25. A simple SB CPU benchmark

    36-37 with i5-4440 @3.1GHz; VSync is on.